Knock-Down Shots

Thanks for previewing this video. Please upgrade your account to Pro to finish watching and get unlimited access over 1,000+ training videos. Click here to see all of the other perks you'll receive as a GolfLink Pro!
Knock-Down Shots
Category: Low Shots
Sub-Category: Wind, Address/Set-Up

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Knock-Down Shots

I’d like to discuss a shot with you that you can use in two situations and will save you a lot of strokes. First, it is perfect in the wind when you are trying to keep the ball nice and low. Second, you can also use it for shots when you are between clubs, undecided about which club to use or even a little nervous. This shot is a very controlled shot, and no matter what reason you are hitting it, you use the same philosophy. You are looking to make a three-quarter swing and keep the ball low and controlled. There are just a few differences in the set up for this shot from a typical golf swing. 1) Play the ball a little back in your stance, just behind center 2) Take a narrower stance with your weight favoring your forward leg just slightly. Now the swing is only going to be about a three-quarter swing, so you should take the club back until your hands are just about shoulder height. What is really important is that on the follow-through when you finish your swing you are only going to take the clubs to a point where your hands are just about at your shoulder level again. Basically the swing is even on both sides, there is perfect symmetry between your backswing and your follow-through. Whatever you do on your backswing you should mimic on your follow-through. So when you want to play this in the wind remember, start with the ball back in your stance. Do not alter your swing thought at all, the fact that you have the ball back in your stance and that this is a three-quarter swing will do that for you naturally. On the follow-through try to hold your finish so that you can make sure that you are following through the correct amount. Remember, this shot is not just for the wind, it can be used whenever you are between clubs and want to hit the ball accurately. If you take some time to practice and perfect this shot it is guaranteed to save you a lot of strokes out on the course.

About the Instructor
Jane Blalock
Jane Blalock
The Jane Blalock Company
197 Eighth Street
Flagship Warf
Boston, MA 02129
Cambridge, MA 02141
Tel: 800-466-1133

Jane Blalock is the winner of 29 LPGA events and has a record-setting 299 consecutive cuts made.

Subscribe Today

Get our best training tips, videos, and tee times deals -- straight to your inbox

Tee Times Deals to your inbox
Join our mailing list today!


Eric E.  Scored 83 at  Pine Lakes Rockford, Tennessee

Barry G.  Scored 93 at  Gambler Ridge Cream Ridge, New Jersey

Barry G.  Scored 91 at  Tamarack, East East Brunswick, New Jersey

Barry G. unlocked the Golden Golfer Achievement!
Recorded 10 rounds.

Barry G. unlocked the Ace Achievement!
Placed #1 on the Tamarack, EastLeaderboard .

View Activity Feed

Video of the Day
Stuck In A Fairway Divot Watch Video>>

Tee Time Deals

Saturday, Mar 17 to Thursday, Mar 22

Irons vs. Metals Understanding your equipment is necessary for good golfers; hit down with irons to make the ball go up and hit up with metals to hit longer
Finishing Your Pitch Shot The most common fault in pitching is taking the club too far back and decelerating on the downswing, practicing how to finish your pitch will solve this problem
Impact Sequence in Bunkers Bunkers are easy shots you just need to compensate for the fact that you are hitting sand not grass, plus John shows you how to eliminate the dreaded bunker skull shot

Find a Golf Course

Please enter some search criteria.
Popular Golf Courses
Top 100 Courses Book Tee Times